Hollywood in all its glitz and glamour is filled with fame, fortune and ghosts. The Lady Dicks
The Magic Castle is one of Hollywood’s most haunted due to its mostly unnamed paranormal members (except Jae and Bill, we know them). First imagined by Bill Larsen, but built by his sons after his death, the Magic Castle is a members-only club for those who belong to or celebrate the practice of magic and illusion.
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is haunted by some of Hollywood’s most famous ghosts including, Virginia Rappe, Clifton Webb and Rudolph Valentino. You can visit this Hollywood haunt and see the graves of Bugsy Siegel, Douglas Fairbanks, Harry Cohn and William Desmond Taylor, among others.
Join The Lady Dicks on this episode to hear the full stories of some of Hollywood’s Most Haunted!
Planning a Trip to Los Angeles?
We know, we know, you’re incredibly inspired by the Hollywood’s most haunted stories that we shared today and you’re dying to start planning your trip. Before you do, we’ve got some more great places you should check out and a few ways to get discounts so your trip stays on budget.
Staying in Los Angeles
Unfortunately, the former Knickerbocker Hotel is now the Knickerbocker Apartments where a bunch of lovely old folks live in a retirement community. Seriously, sorry. That said, there are plenty of haunts for you to stay at! Check out our episodes on the Queen Mary, Roosevelt Hotel and Cecil (though… we don’t recommend the last one) to hear their stories!
Prefer to visit the paranormal hot spots when the sun’s high and the ghosts are sleeping? Here are some other hotels in the area The Lady Dicks recommend staying at:
- If you’re looking for a hotel near Disneyland in Anaheim, Tae suggests the Kings Inn Anaheim. She and her mother stayed there in 2017 and loved it. It was a 10-minute walk to Disneyland (or 3-minute bus ride) and they took the train into the city. This bad boy
star rating… but the reviews are 4/5. Plus, Tae’s stay there and she says #approved. don’thave no
- If you want a haunted hotel, you can stay on the Queen Mary. While rooms can be a tad bit pricey, if you keep an eye out we’ve actually found a few deals for $100 per night! It’s only a 3-start hotel, but it’s on a freakin’ boat and you might see a ghost (cue The Lonely Islands I’m on a Boat).
- If you can’t get into the Magic Castle because you have no magician buddies (trust me, we’re in the same boat) you can do the next best thing and stay at the Magic Castle Hotel. Yes, there is a hotel version. It’s a 3-star hotel located at 7025 Franklin Ave. It’s a tad bit
pricerbut you can get a room for under $300 (money bags…).
Not into any of these hotels? Check out our flight and hotel search to grab a great deal!
Hollywood’s Most Haunted (That You Can Visit)
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While you can’t visit the Knickerbocker Hotel unless you have an elderly loved one who lives there, nor can you just waltz into the Magic Castle even though we’ve already given you the password to get in (it’s abra-cadabra) and while cemeteries are creepy it’s unlikely you’ll get the haunted experience or historical background that you want at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary — there are a few paranormal things you can do in Los Angeles and the surruonding area.
- Visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California — make sure you listen to our episode on the Queen Mary before you go (check out the nightly Paranormal Ship Walk tour for $45)
- Take Part in one of the Dearly Departed tours — our pick is the Hollywood’s History & Haunts Tour and
don’tforget to visit their artifact museum (tour prices vary but the Hollywood’s History & Haunts Tour is $25)
- Tour the Hollywood Wax Museum where an unknown ghost is often seen praying on a bench by The Last Supper exhibit (a regular tour ticket costs $35.99)
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Much of our research for the Dead Hollywood series was either found in or inspired by Ogden’s Dead Hollywood. It’s a great read with WAY more of Hollywood’s Most Haunted then were were able to cover.
If you’re looking for some of Hollywood’s Most Haunted from the Golden Age of Hollywood, then this is the read for you. Authors Jacobson and Wanamaker tour you through the murders and ghosts of classic Tinseltown.
Looking for More of Hollywood’s Most Haunted Spots?
The Lady Dicks’ Dead Hollywood series features six ghoulishly delicious episodes of crime, paranormal activity and Hollywood Haunts.
- Hollywood’s Most Haunted: Haunted Theatres
- The Ghosts of Culver Studios
- The Black Dahlia Suspects
- Haunted Hollywood: The Comedy Store & the Roosevelt Hotel
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